Politics

Whistleblower Settles for $135K

Betty Brink
Aracely  Chavez, the whistleblower fired by the Fort Worth schools three years ago will receive $135,000 in “damages and attorney’s fees,” according to an email sent to board members from the district’...


Fired FWISD Whistleblower Chavez Reinstated

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At last night’s Fort Worth school board meeting, Aracely Chavez, the former financial department employee who blew the whistle on the failed Tyler Industries payroll computer program that overpaid 2,000 employees (some lo...



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DMN Story: Bush + Abstinence + Condoms = Win

Andrew McLemore
I’ll begin with acknowledging that President George W. Bush is an easy target. Criticizing the cowboy president that embroiled America in the longest wars in its history and deepest recession since the 1930s isn’t a...


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Domingo Garcia Tries To Rally ‘Sleeping Brown Giant’

Jeff Prince
Falling behind Marc Veasey in the race to win the new Congressional District 33 seat, Dallas candidate Domingo Garcia is appealing to fellow Latinos for votes. After all, he helped to draw the district in way that would give hi...



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America To Bush: We Don’t Much Like You

Jeff Prince
From the “tell us something we didn’t already know” department: North Texas’ George W. Bush is the least popular living ex-president, says this CNN poll. In other breaking news, the sky is blue. Bush mig...


Texas Planned Parenthood Continues the Fight

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Today attorneys for Texas Planned Parenthood were in federal court once again to “protect access to preventative health care including cancer screenings, birth control and annual exams” for more than 50,000 women wh...



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Ron Paul Speaking In Fort Worth Today

Jeff Prince
  The guy that many alternative-leaning Republicans see as the most interesting politician on the scene, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), speaks this afternoon at the state convention in Fort Worth. The speech will be live streamed b...


LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALIST DEBORA YOUNG PROCLAIMS HER ARMENDARIZNESS.

Who’s An Armendariz? And What Bombshell?

Jeff Prince
Al Armendariz, this region’s former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will speak at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing this week in Washington, D.C. The group is looking into the EPA’s...



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State Sen. Wendy Davis Endorses Marc Veasey

Jeff Prince
As predicted in last week’s cover story, the new Congressional District 33 election features a runoff between Dallas attorney Domingo Garcia and Fort Worth’s Rep. Marc Veasey. Now, state Sen. Wendy Davis says she...


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Sen Chris Harris Gets Eye Full On Facebook

Jeff Prince
All these changes to Facebook lately are confusing — and enlightening. Timelines and other tracking features now tell everybody about what you post, or comments that you make, or videos that you watch. It’s all so r...